PICTURES PUT FO­CUS ON CLI­MATE CHANGE

Thought-pro­vok­ing images on show

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T he Paris agree­ment, adopted by 195 coun­tries in 2015 - in­clud­ing the UAE - and signed last month, is a legally bind­ing deal that aims to limit global warm­ing. Cli­mate - State of Emer­gency is a stunning pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tion by French Al­liance Foun­da­tion, first shown last year dur­ing COP21, the United Na­tions Cli­mate Change Con­fer­ence that re­sulted in the Paris deal. More than 105 French Al­liances in 43 coun­tries took part by sub­mit­ting images last year, and you can see the ex­hi­bi­tion from Thurs­day at Plan­ta­tion, Sof­i­tel Jumeirah Beach. Jerome Cle­ment, pres­i­dent of the French Al­liance Foun­da­tion, said: “The pho­to­graphs are in­tended to il­lus­trate the al­ready con­crete da­m­ages of cli­mate change on peo­ple, land­scapes and ter­ri­to­ries. May these sto­ries raise aware­ness of the ur­gency to act now be­fore it is ir­re­versible.” Here’s a small se­lec­tion of the stunning images on show. Free en­try, un­til June 5. Con­tact the Sof­i­tel Dubai Jumeirah Beach on 04 448 4848

Somen­nath Mukhopad­hyay’s stunning im­age, from Mum­bai, is called ‘Car­ry­ing the Bur­den’

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